Family Diatomyidae Mein and Ginsburg 1997 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Diatomyidae

Synonym: Laonastidae Jenkins et al. 2005

Full reference: P. Mein and L. Ginsburg. 1997. Les mammiferes du gisement miocene inferieure de Li Mae Long, Thailande; Systematique biostratigraphie et paleoenvironment. Geodiversitas 19(4):783-844

Parent taxon: Rodentia according to L. J. Flynn 2007

See also Dawson et al. 2006 and Marivaux and Welcomme 2003

Sister taxa: Alagomyidae, Allactagidae, Allomyidae, Anomalomyidae, Anomaluroidea, Aplodontoidea, Archetypomyidae, Callodontomys, Castoroidea, Cavina, Cercolabidae, Conilurus, Ctenohystrica, Cylindrodontidae, Dolosimus, Downsimys, Echinomyidae, Ectropomys, Epeiromys, Eryomyidae, Eryomyina, Fiber, Geomorpha, Geomyoidea, Gliridae, Gliroidea, Homocentrus, Hystricognatha, Hystricomorpha, Ischyromyidae, Ivanantonia, Megacricetodontidae, Muriformia, Mylagaulidae, Myodonta, Myomorpha, Pairomys, Paramyidae, Petauristidae, Protrogomorpha, Pseudomys, Quercymys, Remyidae, Sciurognathi, Sciuroidea, Sciuromorpha, Siphneidae, Taeniodus, Theridomyoidea, Yuomyidae, Zamoramys, Zapodidae, Zelomyidae

Subtaxa: Diatomys Fallomus Inopinatia Laonastes Marymus Willmus

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of China (4 collections), Pakistan (9), Thailand (1)

• Oligocene of India (2), Pakistan (8), Serbia and Montenegro (5), Thailand (1)

Total: 30 collections including 40 occurrences

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